Front office outsourcing and a growth in third-party clients are some of the landmarks of Pioneer Investments' unfolding five-year growth plan. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to Sandro Pierri, chief executive of the Unicredit-owned asset manager.
Pascal Duval, Russell Investments' Emea chief executive, is ringing the changes for performance fees, he tells Nick Fitzpatrick. The head of the multi-manager says fees are flawed, but good managers will understand.
The chief executive of Natixis Global Asset Management tells George Mitton about the challenging French market, acquisition plans and why significant asset managers must be present in the US.
Churchill G. Franklin co-founded Boston's Acadian in 1986. He tells Nick Fitzpatrick what the firm did differently and how its international outlook led to a Ucits business based in London.
Massimo Tosato talks to Nick Fitzpatrick about Schroders' brand-building in fixed income, how to confront declining margins, and why the purchase of a small Swiss asset manager will definitely not be a catastrophe.
The chief executive at Principal Global Investors, a multi-boutique asset manager, met George Mitton in Monaco to explain why big firms are bad at original thought.